Richard III

Discussion in 'History' started by The Biscuitman, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    For anyone interested there has been a team digging up a car park in Leicester for a few weeks claiming that Richard II's remains may be under there. They were on the whole ignored as there are always historical digs going on around the country until this morning when they have announced that they have discovered some human remains.

    They have a decendent to DNA test again which takes up to 12 weeks

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...und-in-leicester-richard-iii-dig-8129682.html
     
  2. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Paging Richard Dreyfus. Richard Dreyfus to the white courtesy phone.
     
  3. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So if this turns out to be true, then Greyfriars will prove to be the final answer to that long-stemming mystery.
     
  4. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
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    "Oh dear, Richard the Third..."
     
  5. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Due to be confirmed in just over an hour as to whether it is him or not. fully expecting it to be.

    Debate will then begin over whether he should be given a full state funeral or not.
     
  6. The Biscuitman

    The Biscuitman Member+

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Confirmed as him.

    His body will be reintered at Leicester Cathedral in early 2014
     
  7. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why give him an official burial?
    He almost certainly had his nephews killed.
     
  8. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I just had a massive Richard the 3rd:p
     
  9. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Okay, it seemed that Richard III is not of Royal bloodline. I don't know how the DNA chart worked. It opened all kind of possibility of how cheated. This article mentioned Edward III, the son of Edward II.... I know Edward II was portrayed as the gay prince in the movie "Braveheart".

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333
     

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